Here are some of the ten Hurricane profiles I created for the book Squadrons ! No 26 – The Hawker Hurricane Mk I & Mk II – The Canadians by Phil Listemann.
As the Royal Air Force turns 100, here are a few profiles of aircraft flown by some of the most famous British aces. Hawker Hurricane Mk I flown by S/L Douglas Bader, No 242 Squadron, September 1940. Douglas Bader was one of the Royal Air Force’s best-known aces in World War II. Having lost both…Continue reading Hurricane aces: Bader, Mackenzie, Czernin and Nicolson
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates two Hawker Hurricanes Mk IIc: LF363 and PZ865. LF363 was built at the Hawker factory at Langley near Slough. It first flew in January 1944 and is believed to be the last Hurricane to enter service with the RAF [Author’s note: this appears to be incorrect, see comment…Continue reading The Hawker Hurricanes of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
With 18 aerial victories, “Ginger” Lacey was the second most successful British pilot during the Battle of Britain. A Battle of France veteran and ace, he was shot down or forced to land 9 times by the end of the Battle of Britain but scored a total of 23 victories. He was awarded the Distinguished…Continue reading Ginger Lacey’s Hurricane Mk I V7357